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At present, Mitt Romney is known for occupying two roles: U.S. senator from Utah and professional NeverTrumper. He might be about to relinquish one of them, and it’s not because he’s made nice with The Donald.
Riverton, Utah, Mayor Trent Staggs announced Tuesday that he is seeking the Republican nomination for the seat currently held by Romney in the 2024 election.
“Right now, Washington is broken,” Staggs said in a video announcing his candidacy. “And every time we compromise, it costs us trillions.
“We have more IRS agents than border agents. And while we’re paying $4 a gallon for gas, they’re sending our money unchecked to Ukraine. Now, we’re almost $32 trillion in debt. Enough is enough.”
Then, Staggs noted how, several years ago, Romney “moved to Utah and told us what he’d fight for.”
Cue the clip of Romney promising to end illegal immigration, putting America “on a path to a balanced budget” and to “push back against federal overreach and to confirm judges who follow the Constitution.”
Yeah, how did that turn out?
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